Commercial Carriers: Alaska Airlines, Aloha Airlines, America West Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Fontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines.
Commuter Air Carriers: America West Express, American Airlines American Eagle, Delta Connection (Skywest), United Express (Skywest).
Cargo Air Carriers: FedEx, UPS.
"Visit Orange County! Orange County is a world-wide tourist destination attracting more than 38 million visitors each year. Orange County is a beautiful place, which has much to offer: 42 miles of pristine beaches, two major harbors, vast wilderness parks and open space, top-rated attractions, world-class shopping, a wide range of cultural arts and much more. Not to mention the perfect climate...an average of 143 clear, sunny days!
In 1923, aviation pioneer Eddie Martin built a private landing strip and founded a flying school on land owned by The Irvine Company....
In 1939, the Airport became a publicly owned facility through a land swap between The Irvine Company and the County of Orange....
On June 20, 1979, the Orange County Airport was renamed John Wayne Airport by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to honor the late actor John Wayne....
To commemorate the Airport's namesake, the John Wayne Associates commissioned sculptor Robert Summers to create a bronze statue of 'the Duke'.
The nine-foot statue, created at the Hoka Hey Foundry in Dublin, Texas was dedicated to the County on November 4, 1982."
John Wayne Airport facts at a glance.